One of the first questions people have about liposuction surgery is how much it will cost. It really depends on many factors and that is why it is difficult to provide an accurate estimate to any one individual without knowing more about the person and their specific desires. Some factors include the area of the body to be treated, the size of the treatment area and the amount of fat to be removed. It also depends on the technique used to remove the unwanted fat as well as where the clinic is geographically located.
The area of the body tells us a lot about what the procedure will entail. In a more general sense, average plastic surgery costs are in the thousands and the price is in part determined by the amount of time and effort required of the plastic surgeon. Liposuction surgery is no exception and the area of the body tells us relatively how big the treatment will be. A larger area with more fat means more work for the surgeon. There are also areas of the body that require special attention because it is particularly difficult or delicate to treat.
The technique matters a lot since there are many methods of eliminating fat via suction. The various techniques might require a specialized training that limits the number of surgeons qualified to perform the procedure. There are often also advanced machines and other equipment utilized which is significantly impact liposuction prices in the facility fees department.
Where the clinic is geographically located also matters because all prices are subject to the local cosmetic surgery market of the region. This means areas where demand for plastic surgery is high will generally cost more. Anyone who lives in such an area and is willing to make a commute to a smaller town might find some significant savings.